Political forms in the New Age
by the Master –, through Benjamin Creme
Present day political structures are of three main types, reflecting, however
imperfectly, three separate aspects of the Divine intention. To these three forms we give the names of Democracy,
Communism and Fascism. However distortedly, each embodies a divine idea; however corruptly, each is the expression
of a divine energy, and each is related to a major planetary centre.
That which we call Democracy is a
reflection, albeit inadequate today, of the love nature of God, exemplified by the Spiritual Hierarchy, the centre
where the Love of God is expressed. That to which we give the name of Communism is an expression, as yet imperfect,
of the Intelligence of God, centred in humanity itself; while Fascism, today in a totally distorted manner, reflects
the energy of will from Shamballa, the centre where the Will of God is known.
Each of these three forms of
organization and relationship is in a state of transition, more or less, and in their gradual transformation into a
fuller expression of the divine idea behind them lies the hope of future peaceful co-operation.
Each of these
forms today is characterized by a spirit of intense rivalry and exclusiveness. The followers of each are convinced
that they alone have the answers to man's need for structure and organization and are ready, if need be, to plunge
the world into catastrophic war to uphold their particular system.
The first step
What of the
future? How can we ensure that these apparently disparate and opposing modes of political thought do not overwhelm
humanity? Very little foresight is needed to see that without a change of direction mankind faces terrible dangers.
There is no need to elaborate; the nuclear threat is clear to all.
An immediate first step is the realization
that humanity is One, its needs are the same, everywhere, however varied and apparently conflicting the outer forms.
The enormous discrepancies in living standards between the rich and poor countries make mockery of this essential
Oneness, and have within them the seeds of war. The answer therefore is simple: the implementation of the principle
of sharing provides the solution to the divisions in our planetary life. Nothing less will do. Sharing is divine,
part of God's Plan for His children, and must one day become manifest.
And when men
share, the divisions will grow together, the separations will be healed; and through the three major political
structures the love, the will and the intelligence of God will find a truer reflection. A true Democracy in which
all men participate will take the place of the present sham. A new spirit of freedom will invest the Communist ideal
with warmth and love. A truly spiritual hierarchy embodying the beneficent Will of God will one day replace the
present authoritarian regimes.
Thus will it be. Thus will the outer forms reflect the inner divine life and
purpose and so present to men new modes of expression and relationship through which their growing sense of the
nature of God can be realized.
All awaits the acceptance of sharing -- the key to justice and peace.
The Master – is a senior member of the Hierarchy of the Masters of
Wisdom; His name, well-known in esoteric circles, is not yet being revealed
for various reasons. Benjamin Creme is in constant telepathic contact with
this Master Who dictates His articles to him.
From the December 1982 issue of Share International